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13 MarchPolitics
What’s new for Ukraine’s defense and security institutions in the President’s national security draft law?
21 FebruaryPolitics
Important aspects of the new Deoccupation Law
10 JanuarySociety
What will change for teachers and students in 2018
10 JanuarySociety
Why Ukraine cannot yield to the pressure from its neighbors and how it can protect the state language
7 November, 2017Society
Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
20 October, 2017Politics
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
23 June, 2017Society
Legislation and bills on the state language: current status and expectations
15 March, 2017World
The blockade of the occupied parts of the Donbas is a consequence of the irresponsible actions of the top leadership in Ukraine and their imitation war against Russia. The legal side of this confrontation could have a decisive impact
23 February, 2015
The Ukrainian Week discussed the situation with the new electoral legislative framework with Oleksandr Chernenko, the long-standing head of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine and Member of Parliament with the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko.
23 February, 2015Politics
Hopes for stamping out corruption, reforming law enforcement bodies and transforming the country in accordance with the European values are futile, unless major flaws in the Ukrainian electoral law are eradicated
26 January, 2015Politics
The Ukrainian Week spoke to former Deputy Interior Minister about the reform of the law enforcement, the prospects of Georgian know-how in Ukraine, and the future of volunteer battalions
28 June, 2014
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Susan Stewart from the Berlin-based SWP research center about the reasons for Germany’s ambivalence in the current Ukrainian crisis, Poland’s role as the geopolitical player in the region, and Euro-Atlantic relations
20 May, 2014Politics
If Ukraine’s top officials are unable to adequately assess the fatal outcome of their efforts in compromise seeking with Russia for Ukraine, they have no right to head the country. If they do realize the danger of the linguistic concession they are about to make, they should be treated as actors in the Russian cultural and language expansion in Ukraine who intentionally undermine its constitutional order and national statehood
1 February, 2014Politics
The authorities’ “concessions” did not address any of the original causes of the mass protests, leaving the confrontation at a standstill
26 January, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week talks to Viktor Musiyaka, one of the authors of the Constitution of Ukraine and a professor at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, about the current events. Far from giving a comforting opinion, the professor offers specific guidelines for overcoming the deep political crisis.
16 January, 2014News
Passed by the Party of Regions’ and Communist Party MPs in a hand vote, amendments to the Law on the Judiciary and the Status of Judges and procedural laws on additional measures for citizen protection and security may ultimately crush human rights in Ukraine, the Media Law Institute says in a statement
20 November, 2013History
Ukraine’s economic relations were originally European. So were its social lifestyle and institutions
17 October, 2013Society
College students in Odesa campaign against Ukrainophobia in local high schools
24 July, 2013
Signed in 1215 in England, Magna Carta had been a cornerstone of laws that had given ordinary citizens rights that the state could not violate throughout the centuries. Today, the concept of human rights has become increasingly controversial in Britain
19 July, 2013News
The new anti-corruption law recently passed by the legislature turns 470,000 civil servants into obedient performers of the Yanukovych regime’s will
10 July, 2013News
Ukraine drags behind by all Rule of Law Index criteria presented at the World Justice Forum in The Hague, The Ukrainian Week’s journalist Natalia Humeniuk reports
1 May, 2013
Democracy and the rule of law in post-Soviet Ukraine
8 February, 2013
Ukraine has turned into a veritable testing ground for various means to maintain power
13 September, 2012
In the minds of Ukraine’s leadership and entire political class sits a deep conviction that eastern and southern Ukraine does not understand or accept Ukrainian and that the language irks and outrages everyone there, meaning it is better to not even speak it in those regions.
31 August, 2012Politics
Recent developments signal that the Kolesnichenko-Kivalov language law is aimed at the renewed Russification of all Ukrainians regardless of their ethnic backgrounds
30 August, 2012Culture
Dagmar Ostrzhanska, director of the Czech Centre in Kyiv tells The Ukrainian Week of Czech-Ukrainian cultural relations, the Ukrainian art underground and the language inactivity of our compatriots.
28 August, 2012Politics
On Solving the Language Issue
23 August, 2012
Over the past twenty years, everyone has begun to get used to thinking that they could all be identical citizens of this country. That peaceful co-existence of different languages was possible. We have waited a long time for the civilized times to come. Now, the difference once again has a chance to grow visible.
3 August, 2012Politics
After signing the language bill Mr. Lytvyn will now turn into a politician who is completely under the control of the government which will drop him at the first opportunity.
25 July, 2012Politics
A guide to eliminating corruption and establishing the rule of law with a limited set of resources at hand
23 July, 2012
Contemporary Ukrainians reject the imperial civilisation that is identified by the Russian language
21 July, 2012Politics
The position of the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker on the language law, regardless of his motivation, will determine his political future and his place in Ukrainian history
20 July, 2012Politics
During the protests in front of Ukrainian House the government has once more used the scenario of the soft, yet consistent narrowing of citizens’ rights to protest. The criminal cases are a perfect tool for pinpoint strikes against the most proactive protest participants.
6 June, 2012Politics
The Robert Schuman Foundation is one of the few European think tanks that systematically pays attention to Ukraine’s affairs. Its president, Jean-Dominique Giuliani, has personally come to Ukraine on a number of occasions. In his interview for The Ukrainian Week he looks at how Kyiv has failed to meet the standards of a rule-of-law state and offers his view on the persecution of former members of the government in the country.
22 May, 2012
How is it possible that Ukrainian laws and culture allow people to abuse animals and destroy the image of the nation?
16 May, 2011Politics
The draft law on elections published for the purpose of discussion reveals the ruling party’s strategy for the 2012 parliamentary election
7 April, 2011Politics
Neither owners nor tenants can rest assured their land in Ukraine is safe
7 April, 2011Politics
Local elections in Russia are an example of controlled elections for the Ukrainian government
5 April, 2011Politics
Government officials are restricting demand for land, scaring off foreign investors and preparing to grab any patch
12 March, 2011Politics
A "minor" violation of the Constitution grows into a scandal with criminal undertones
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The opportunity to travel to neighboring countries without hindrance has had an effect people in the regions of Ukraine most distant from Europe – despite the war, they have begun to travel actively. The Ukrainian Week talked to Stanislav Chernohor, experienced traveller and head of the Community Development Foundation in Kramatorsk.
today, Yelyzaveta Honcharova,
Can the middle class drive Ukraine's independence and development?
yesterday, Maksym Vikhrov,
How the myth that Ukrainians are inclined towards lawlessness is used against them and why a sense of responsibility to your own people is so important
17 July, Oles Oleksiyenko,
From the Lisbon Protocol to the Budapest Memorandum. When, why and how the concept of Ukraine’s status as a non-nuclear weapon state was designed? Declaration of Ukraine’s status as a non-nuclear weapon state and strengthening of its independent statehood. Negotiations on the outline of Ukraine’s non-nuclear weapon state status under international law: process and outcome. The time of wasted opportunities. Budapest Memorandum: a historic mistake or inadequate actions by Ukraine’s government? Modern model to guarantee Ukraine’s security as a non-nuclear weapon state.
14 July, Volodymyr Vasylenko,
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